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Telesign Offers Security Solutions To Prevent Compromise Of Online Accounts

September 27, 2011

Telesign Team

Los Angeles – Sept. 27, 2011 – Telesign, the market leader in phone-based authentication and verification services, today announced the release of a white paper that details the widespread dangers of compromised online accounts, ranging in severity from individual account access to mass attacks exposing millions of users. “Stop Compromised Accounts – Safeguarding the Internet and the Cloud,” authored by Telesign CTO, Charles McColgan, examines the nature and the extent of security threats and presents phone-based verification and multi-factor authentication as viable solutions for safeguarding end users and companies transacting online and in the Cloud.

“In 2011 alone, a litany of publicized exploits has plagued industries from banking to media to government to consumer retailers,” said Charles McColgan, Telesign CTO. “Of the myriad threats facing companies and users on the Internet, account compromise stands out as one of the most easily addressed with available and mature security technologies.”

The Telesign white paper explores the challenges of doing business on the Internet and in the Cloud, including:

  • Safeguarding end-user accounts from direct threats from phishing, social media harvesting and other social engineering
  • Recovering from mass attack and leakage from cracked online databases

The document also focuses on actual scenarios and real solutions, such as:

  • Protecting account access with multi-factor authentication
  • Securing account management
  • Password recovery
  • Restoration of compromised online accounts

About Telesign
Telesign is a global Internet security company providing phone-based authentication and verification services to help web-based organizations identify and substantially reduce online fraud and spam. Telesign products provide an easy-to-implement and powerful way to stop fraud using the telephone – the simplest and most widely deployed technology available worldwide. Telesign serves organizations of all sizes including some of the world’s largest and most prominent web businesses. The company has transacted more than a billion authentication and verification transactions to more than 200 countries in over 50 languages. Telesign guarantees enterprise-level uptime and provides industry-leading global deliverability rates.

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